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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Saturday
Jun 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Gil Fagiani, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers : GREG MOGLIA is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Education at New York University. His poetry has appeared in Patterson Literary Review, Birmingham Literary Review, Black Buzzard Review and in two anthologies: Earth Shattering Poems and Roots and Flowers edited by Liz Rosenberg (Henry Holt and Co.) and is three times a winner of an Allan Ginsberg Poetry Award sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

FRED GARDAPHE directs the Italian/American Studies Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He recently finished a book entitled Leaving Little Italy: Essays in Italian American Studies, and is currently at work on a memoir and a study of the gangster figure in American culture, From Wiseguys to Wise Men, which will be published next year by Rutledge. Other books include Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, Moustache Pete is Dead!. He is one of the founders of Bordighera Press and is co-founder and co-editor of VIA: Voices in Italian Americana. He has edited New Chicago Stories, Italian American Ways, and From the Margin: Writings in Italian Americana.

The evening kicks off with open mic readings of five minutes each starting at 5:45 p.m. IAWA is a 501© not-for-profit corporation; donations are tax deductible. For more information or membership, visit the web site: www.iawa.net.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AN EVENING WITH ELLIOTT SHARP & MARC RIBOT
Elliott Sharp, guitar;  Marc Ribot, guitar
An Evening with Elliott Sharp & Marc Ribot image
Elliott Sharp is known for the wide range of his work, always true to his own sonic vision and performing throughout the world: from blues with his band Terraplane and the legendary Hubert Sumlin, extreme rock with Carbon, chamber works with the Arditti Quartet, orchestral scores with the Ensmeble Modern, and improvisation with the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Bill Laswell, Arthur Blythe, Christian Marclay, and DJ Soulslinger. Sharp recently released a CD of solo acoustic guitar, "The Velocity Of Hue" to great critical acclaim and has just recorded a CD of Thelonious Monk compositions also on acoustic guitar.

Elliott Sharp reviews: "If much of his previous work has found beauty in extremes of intensity, he reverses course here, creating a cumulative intensity from extremes of beauty." Steve Smith - TIME OUT NYC

While Sharp's knowledge of global musics must inform his playing, the overall effect is of an intrinsically American, intrinsically blues, and specifically guitar derived, music. The playing is elegiac, lyrical and passionate, and uses several extended techniques of finger-tapping, harmonics and fretboard noise as well as a subtle sinuous acoustic feedback to extend notes at will. Few other players have managed to liberate the language of steel blues so completely Most of all, though, the music has an extraordinary saturated living colour, as the title track (and its title) Velocity Of Hue so succinctly suggest." Nick Southgate - THE WIRE


 Cover $12   elliottsharp.com

Sunday
Jun 12
6:00PM  SEX SCENES: ORIGINAL STORIES READ BY ATTRACTIVE ACTORS
Polly Frost, host & author


SEX SCENES": interlocking stories about people in Hollywood trying to make a sexually explicit movie. Here are just few of the people you'll meet: Katie, the gay-porn loving filmmaker daughter of a once-famous cinematographer who's now turned pimp to the stars; Evan, the alpha male who loves to be degraded by sexy women; Chessie, the porn mogul who's too tired at the end of the day to think about sex herself ... Kelly, the call girl who's caught in a super star sex scandal, then hired to teach a class in prostitution theory at Berkeley.... the actors: Tim Cusack, Karen Grenke, Phyllis Johnson, Sarah Kozinn, Catherine Kung, Tami Mansfield, Margaret Nichols, Mason Pettit & Jake Thomas.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TANYA KALMANOVITCH: MAJOR OVER MINOR
Tanya Kalmanovitch, viola/violin;  Rob Thomas, violin;  Lindsey Horner, bass
Tanya Kalmanovitch: Major over Minor image
"Major Over Minor, a string trio with Rob Thomas on violin and Lindsey Horner on bass, plays music based on Béla Bartók's works for two violins. Horner set the tempos and laid rhythmic foundations for the violin solos, in which Bartók's acrid melodic language became a springboard for brilliant jazz musings."
- David Adler, All About Jazz

The string trio Major Over Minor is dedicated to exploring the works of Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist Bela Bartok through jazz improvisation. The trio was formed in 2004 by three of New York’s leading improvising string players: violinist Rob Thomas, violist/violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch, and bassist Lindsey Horner.

Bela Bartok (1881-1945) was deeply involved with the folk music of Eastern Europe. One of the founders or 20th century ethnomusicology, Bartok collected field recordings of traditional Rumanian, Slovakian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish and North African music as well as the folk music of his native Hungary. The short compositions that form the bulk of Major Over Minor’s repertoire – in particular, the progressive compositions Bartok wrote for piano and violin students – display these various ethnic influences.

Thomas, Kalmanovitch and Horner use Bartok’s miniatures as departure points for jazz improvisation. The group’s name comes from a musicological term that describes Bartok’s characteristic polytonal harmonic language, but “major over minor” also points to the music’s emotional chiaroscuro of melancholy and celebration. The result is an intimate, expressive chamber music that reaches across the boundaries of folk, classical, jazz and free improvisation.
 Cover $10   www.tanyakalmanovitch.com

Monday
Jun 13
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Michael Broder Christine Manning

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE INC PRESENTS: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, piano, composer;  Ed Schmidt, words & performance;  Joshua Fried, composer
COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE INC PRESENTS: Serial Underground image
CCi's multidisciplinary productions will be serialized in monthly installments. Musical breaks provided by members of The Mighty CCi House Band, other regulars such as Kathleen Supové, Justine Chen, Jenny Lin, and SURPRISE GUESTS.
This month:

The Gold Standard (excerpts) by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler

Everbest, Virgil: the rules of portrait sitting (20-minute excerpt) w. Gerald Busby, Kamala Sankaram and Nancy Castle on headphones. Plus Virgil Thomson piano portraits

THE MAIDEN TOWER – scenes from a computer enhanced chamber opera

plus music by Rachelle Garniez (accordion), Jenny Lin (piano), a new work by Bob Windbiel for Kathleen Supové (piano), and more monologue-ing by Gerald Busby.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Arnold Barkus, director
David Lovett, lighting designer
Justine Chen, composer
Jed Distler, pianist/composer
Joshua Fried, composer
R. Erica Doyle, poet
Vlada Yaneva, piano
Christian Hebel, violin
Cecee Pantikian, violin
Jody Redhage, cello


Telephone for advance sale tickets: 212-663-1967
all major credit card accepted: AMEX, MC, Visa
Advance purchase tickets (incl. one house drink): $15
Tickets purchased at the door on day of perf (incl. one house drink): $20   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Jun 14
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis


Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.
8:30PM  LIVE IN BROOKLYN--CD RELEASE
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Andy Gonzalez, bass;  Dafnis Prieto, drums
LIVE IN BROOKLYN--CD Release image
This month Arturo O'Farrill pre-empts his own monthly Cornelia Street Latin gig ARTURO O"FARRILL Y RIZA NEGRA to debut his wonderful new jazz album, LIVE IN BROOKLYN with the extraordinary Andy Gonzalez on bass and the equally extraordinary Dafnis Prieto on drums
Wednesday Jun 15 6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Denise Rue Bruce Frankel Kurt Brown

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT
Valerie Ghent, host

Hughie Lynch Kismet, w/ Ann Klein Kendra Flowers Doug Kwartler
Now in its 5th year, The Songwriter's Beat is New York’s most popular acoustic songwriter’s series, where songwriters are encouraged to perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere.

Curated / hosted by multiple ASCAP Pop Award winner Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter’s Beat features top up-and-coming songwriters. Each month four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements.

Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 185 phenomenal songwriters (hailing from all over the globe: from the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and Japan!) and keeps growing!

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so if you are planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat!
 Cover $5   http://valghent.com
http://www.songwritersbeat.com

Thursday
Jun 16
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host


jazz, spoken word from the original medicine woman of poetry & music
 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TONE COLLECTOR : CD RELEASE PARTY
Tone Collector featuring Jeffrey Davis, drums;  Tony Malaby, saxophones;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Tone Collector : CD release party image
TONE COLLECTOR: CD RELEASE PARTY

Sometimes ferocious and at other times peaceful, Tone Collector will present to you a night of improvisations at this CD release party for their debut recording on the Norwegian "jazz with a rock aesthetic" label, Jazzaway. Recorded live in the summer of 2004 at the Glenn Miller Cafe in Stockholm, Sweden, this CD captures two nights of improvised music and features the collaboration of saxophonist Tony Malaby, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and drummer Jeff Davis.
 Cover $8   www.eivindopsvik.com/tone_collector.html

Friday
Jun 17
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader Sabrina Hayeem. $6 admission includes a *free* drink.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  LOUISE ROGERS/RICK STRONG: BASS-ICALY SPEAKING
Louise Rogers, vocals;  Rick Strong, bass
Louise Rogers/Rick Strong: Bass-icaly Speaking image
The idea of a small ensemble had always interested us. We were drawn to and fell in love with the bass and voice concept: the intimacy, the space, and the woody, organic, acoustic sound.

“.. the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz I've heard is the work of jazz singer – educator Louise Rogers”
Nat Hentoff

“... establishes a new relationship between bass and voice...reminiscent of Tuck and Patti...you will long to hear this CD" Kim Nazarian
- New York Voices

"Masterful performance...refreshing to hear...this music is exposed and draws you into it."
Jerry Bergonzi - jazz saxophonist and teacher

"Achieves a beautiful mood with the voice and bass."
Luciana Souza - Jazz vocalist

“... a voice of subtlety and strength ... a beautiful rich tone on both upright and electric basses.”
Peter Eldridge – New York Voices. “Louise Rogers...great chops and a warm, witty approach to song...” Andrew Rowan – All About Jazz, NYC
 Cover $5   www.louiserogers.org www.Cdbaby.com/rogersstrong

10:30PM  SOPHIE AUSTER
Sophie Auster, vocals;  Michael Hearst, guitar/claviola;  Joshua Camp, Accordion/piano;  Greg Stare, percussion;  Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, bass
Sophie Auster image
Sophie Auster sings the translated poetry of Robert Desnos, Guillaume Apollinaire,Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, and of course, a few works by her father, Paul Auster. Original music by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp of the group One Ring Zero
 Cover $10   www.sophieauster.com
Saturday
Jun 18
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host



 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CHRIS LIGHTCAP GROUP
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Rodney Green, drums;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass
Chris Lightcap group image
Having released 2 critically acclaimed releases with his two-tenor quartet, bassist and composer Chris Lightcap brings another configuration of new music to Cornelia Street Cafe. Lightcap has been featured in the bands of Craig Taborn, Joe Morris, Mark Turner and Regina Carter, and tonight he will lead a band featuring his longtime collaborator Tony Malaby on tenor sax as well as drummer Rodney Green and pianist Jacob Sacks.

"One of the bright lights of New York's younger players, the bassist has been fashioning a group sound around a pair of tenor saxophonists for years. His writing can be simultaneously demonstrative and reflective, an accomplishment that gives his music emotional breadth."
-Jim Macnie, Village Voice

"A bassist-bandleader who's made some excellent records with two tenor saxophones out front."
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

"Bassist Chris Lightcap has worked alongside avant-minded mavericks such as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, and Joe Morris, but he's also right at home in more mellifluous units led by Regina Carter and Craig Taborn. perhaps that explains the infectious swagger and fat grooves he brings to bear on Bigmouth (Fresh Sound New Talent), a playful bag of tunes featuring saxists Tony Malaby and Bill McHenry and drummer Gerald Cleaver"
-Time Out New York
 Cover $10   www.chrislightcap.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times